Shanling SCDT-200

SCDT-200SCDT-200 Level-1 mod -$1,200 + freight retro-fit to your unit
Our Level-1 mod installs

  • Power Supply:13 Ultra-fast, soft recovery Hexfred (International Rectifier) and Fred (Vishay-Telefunken) diodes.
  • 2 Black Gate Standard Series electrolytic capacitors.
  • 4 Auricap metallized polypropylene power supply bypas capacitors.
  • -2 large 150uf 350V Black Gate VK Series capacitors are installed in the power supply. These caps are huge and sell for $35.00 each.
  • Vacuum Tube Output Stage: 18 Audio Note Tantalum 0.5- & 1-watt signal path resistors
  • 4 Black Gate Standard Series electrolytic output coupling capacitors
  • 2 Black Gate C Series capacitors
  • 2 Auricap metallized polypropylene coupling bypass capacitors.
  • 1 pair of Western Electric 396a tubes
  • DH Labs 99.99% pure silver Teflon tape wrap (Air Matrix style) jacketed solid-core wire is added to the outputs.
  • Solid-State (Direct) Stage: 22 Japanese Riken Ohm 0.5-watt signal-path Carbon resistors with gold-plated leads
  • 4 Black Gate Standard Series electrolytic output coupling capacitors
  • 10 Rel-Cap RTE 2% radial lead polystyrene signal caps (square case, epoxy encapsulated)
  • 2 of our custom-made adaptor PC boards are added utilizing the ultra high performance Burr-Brown OPA627 op amps for the main output buffer.
  • DH Labs 99.99% pure silver Teflon tape wrap (Air Matrix style) jacketed solid-core wire is added to the outputs.
  • Miscellaneous: 2 sheets of Soundcoat dampening internal chassis
  • TRT silver-content Wonder Solder used throughout

Sonic benefits of our Level-1 mod:

  • Significantly smoother, harmonically more correct solid-state outputs
  • Improved signal-to-noise ratio on the tube outputs for greater ambient and spatial micro-detail retrieval
  • More bass weight, impact, definition and control on both outputs
  • SCDT-200 Level-1+ mod - $4,490 + shipping ($2,300 retro-fit on stock machine, $1,100 on Level-1 mod))
  • Over the Level-1 mod, our Level-1+ mod adds
  • Audiocom Superclock II
  • Our proprietary power supply for the Superclock
  • Comprehensive Bybee Filter treatment
  • Solid-silver ultra-pure output terminals
  • Sonic benefits of our Level-1+ over the Level-1 mod:
  • Further gains in analogue-like smoothness, dynamics and that uncanny elegance only the very best machines from dCS, Linn, Musical Fidelity and Teac have. With this mod, the Shanling is truly competitive with the very best, cost no object.

Music Hall's 12-month factory warranty extends to our modified players. Click here for reviews.
Owner Feedback on Shanling SCDT-200 modsWell, the T-200 is spinning some James Taylor as I write this. Wow! I'm still waiting on some Nordost speaker cables to properly bi-amp my Maggies, so for now, running the WE-tubed output to my Odyssey monos via Nordost SPM, in turn driving the Maggies full range via some Acoustic Zen Satoris. Just awesome!

My T-200 continued to break in after the 200 hours! It now sounds better than any player I have ever heard. I am very happy with it now. I still want to get the clock upgrade though, which I will hopefully be able to do soon.

I received the T-200 Level-1 demo and it is outstanding. I've been playing it through a Manley Stingray integrated tube amp and Proac 3.8 speakers. It has a better soundstage than and is comparably resolved to my existing Sony XA777ES SACD player and much more musical.
Pedro D.